MAN CHARGED FOLLOWING HIGH SPEED PURSUIT

A man will face Lismore Local Court today, charged over a cross-border police pursuit.

About 8pm (Thursday 7 May), Queensland Police attempted to speak with the driver of a Mazda 3 in Loganlea, Queensland, before the vehicle drove off.

It travelled across the New South Wales border via the M1, allegedly reaching speeds of up to 190km/hr.

PolAir observed the Mazda stop at a service centre at Chinderah, where three people got out of the vehicle – including a young child.

The driver then drove the car towards Nimbin.

New South Wales Police initiated pursuit, with Richmond Police District officers deploying two sets of road spikes.

The vehicle was eventually abandoned on William Blair Avenue, Goonellabah.

Officers established a perimeter and requested the assistance of the Police Dog Unit.

The 26-year-old man was eventually captured and arrested.

He was then taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with several offences including; Skye’s law, drive whilst disqualified and possess prohibited weapon.

He also allegedly returned a positive roadside drug test.